How the Oregon Kelp Alliance is working to restore Oregon’s kelp forests

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Oregon is known for its terrestrial forests, but there’s an equally important forest ecosystem in its oceans: kelp. Kelp forests provide a crucial food source and habitat for marine species, helping to support coastal biodiversity as well as the state’s fishing and tourism industries. But along some parts of the coast, these forests are in decline. Sarah Gravem is a research associate at Oregon State University and a leader with the Oregon Kelp Alliance. She joins us to talk about how the organization is working to bring kelp back from the brink.

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